The Besnard Lakes Share Video for New Song ‘Feuds with Guns’

    Canadian indie rock outfit The Besnard Lakes have previewed their upcoming album The Besnard Lakes Are The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings with a new song called ‘Feuds with Guns’. It’s accompanied by a rotoscoped animated video directed by Jordan “Dr. Cool” Minkoff. Watch it below.

    “‘Feuds With Guns’ is one of the first songs written from our upcoming LP,” the group wrote in a press release. “This one is a good slow-dancer! Written almost entirely in the Cabanon at The Rigaud Ranch, this one started out as an organ and drum idea that morphed into a little OMD-style pop song.”

    Speaking about the process of making the video, Dr. Cool explained: “I rotoscoped a couple of the big dives from a video of an extreme high-diving contest that took place in the 80s. About a week after I had animated the first guy’s big jump, I returned to the video to check out some other usable clips. I realized I had never watched the full clip of the first jump — I had just stopped once he hit the water. I found out that after he lands in the water he floats back up unconscious and then gets taken away on a stretcher. So now what was I supposed to do? People in the comments were asking what had happened but no one knew the answer. After a bunch of snooping around the internet I found the guy’s Facebook and he’s TOTALLY alive. His name is Pat and he lives in Florida. I messaged him but he hasn’t answered.”

    The Besnard Lakes Are The Last Of The Great Thunderstorm Warnings arrives January 29 via Fat Cat/Flemish Eye. It includes the previously released singles ‘Raindrops’ and ‘Our Heads, Our Hearts On Fire Again’.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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